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Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

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Last updated: 01/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

WHERE THE MAD RIVER MEETS THE PACIFIC SURF: The Whale's Tale Cabin is a cozy bungalow style cottage sitting on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Mad River as it meets the crashing breakers of the Pacific Ocean. From the western rooms and deck visitors can enjoy whale watching, viewing the myriad of wildlife on the Mad River, and just relax, taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer.

The Whales Tale Cabin is a home built in the 1960's situated in an eclectic neighborhood of million dollar view homes mixed with modest residences in the small community of McKinleyville just a few short miles north of Arcata off of Highway 101. To maintain the cozy mood of a cabin we have maintained the rustic feel of that time period while presenting an impeccably clean and comfortable ambiance with simple furnishings. There is also free WiFi to keep you connected with the 21st Century.

The quiet and secluded cabin is near downtown Mckinleyville, with a full service cinema, restaurants, and shops. The picturesque fishing village of Trinidad with its famous lighthouse is just ten minutes to the north. Parents and visitors to Humboldt State University are only 10 minutes from the campus. Nearby are gorgeous beaches, Patrick's Point State Park, Redwoods, hiking trails, and the artsy old-style lumber town of Arcata is just 10 minutes south. The Whale's Tale provides an exquisitely serene, relaxing, and private break from the usual mad rush of our hectic lifestyles. Call or E-mail for information.
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Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Ocean View, Retreat, River, Ocean Front, Hot tub, river front, waterfront
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/02/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved pets are considered at additional fee of $35 per night, pet owner responsible for cleaning up pet wastes and any damage by pets or additional cleaning fees due to pets...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    gorgeous view with lots of wildlife...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View:

    beautiful view of the mouth of the Mad River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the Mad River near the mouth at the Pacific Ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HSU Graduation
May 9 - May 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$295

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Summer June to Labor Day
Jun 10 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$259
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $245
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $95 + tax
  • cleaning $135 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Please call for special rates, last minute discounts. Standard rate represents an average. Rates are lower sometimes midweek and low season, and higher on Holidays and week-ends, and high season. Rates also vary by number of people. For example, a low season rate for 2 midweek might be $185 per night and a high season rate in July or August, Christmas, etc. might be $285 t0 $345 for 6. Pet fee is for one dog. 2nd dog fee is additional $35 to 95 depending on length of stay. Additional deposit of $200 for pets. We can negotiate rate for full house and longer stays. Call to discuss 707-373-2647. Regards, Richard


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 01/02/2017
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Arcata Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mad river Beach and Clam Beach

kayaking and canoeing on the Mad River--The famous Hammond Trail is just steps from The Cabin

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We grew up in Arcata and Blue Lake and love the ocean, beaches, and Redwoods of Humboldt County. Among the owners are a chiropractor, and a school administrator, an orthodontist, and a retired school psychologist. We all have grandchildren, but remember, 60 is the new 40 (or something like that).

Why the Owner Chose McKinleyville, California, United States of America:
The views are fabulous and the river amazingly alive with wildlife; we keep the Whales Tale Cabin immaculate, and the value is great. Truly a "one of a kind" property. Very private. Very comfortable. Very cozy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Incredibly Private, Serene, Relaxing, I think the best views within miles, Comfortable, Convenient Location far enough away and yet close enough to conveniences.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/02/2017

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Photos

  • Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

    Ocean View from the Deck on a Sunny Day

  • Watch the Migrating Birds while you Drink Wine and Prepare Dinner

    Watch the Migrating Birds while you Drink Wine and Prepare Dinner

  • Relax in the Living Room with a roaring fire

    Relax in the Living Room with a roaring fire

  • The Queen Room with Gorgeous Views

    The Queen Room with Gorgeous Views

  • Visit the Famous Lighthouse in the Fishing Village of Trinidad 10 miles North

    Visit the Famous Lighthouse in the Fishing Village of Trinidad 10 miles North

  • The Hot Tub at Sunset. What Could Be Better?

    The Hot Tub at Sunset. What Could Be Better?

  • Private and serene back yard---watch birds and sea otters on the Mad River

    Private and serene back yard---watch birds and sea otters on the Mad River

  • Ten minute drive South to Humboldt State University in Arcata

    Ten minute drive South to Humboldt State University in Arcata

  • The Master Bedroom with a King Bed, DVD Player and Flat Screen TV

    The Master Bedroom with a King Bed, DVD Player and Flat Screen TV

  • Watch Wildlife from the Deck Chairs, with a view of the Breakers

    Watch Wildlife from the Deck Chairs, with a view of the Breakers

  • The Back Yard with river and Ocean Views

    The Back Yard with river and Ocean Views

  • Hike Through The Redwoods just a few minutes away from The Whales Tale Cabin!!!

    Hike Through The Redwoods just a few minutes away from The Whales Tale Cabin!!!

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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