About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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 are three bedrooms, one very comfortable King Bed, one very comfortable Queen bed, and Two Twins. There is a wood burning fireplace for ambiance. (Bring your own firewood or Duraflame logs; the furnace provides great heat). It is a very short drive to gain access to the beaches and there is no direct beach access from the cabin. Several Redwood groves and parks are very close. There is a flat screen TV in the Living Room and one in the Master Bedroom, with basic cable service; and an old boom box to play CD's., and a DVD player. 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.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND GREAT INFORMATION: In order to protect the privacy and security of guests, and your booking we will provide driving directions, lock box code, information on beaches and parks from a local's perspective, and other good information that will enhance the enjoyment of your stay. Please contact me via email at email@example.com or text me with your email address and I will email you documents
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Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Ocean View, Retreat, River, Ocean Front, Hot tub, river front, waterfront, Arcata, Humboldt, Trinidad, vacation rental, Mad River, Whales Tale Cabin
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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).
Richard purchased this House in 2005
Why Richard chose McKinleyville
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.
What makes this House unique
Incredibly Private, Serene, Relaxing, I think the best views within miles, Comfortable, Convenient Location far enough away and yet close enough to conveniences.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful view of the Mad river and ocean
We truly enjoyed our weekend at this house. We loved sitting in the backyard with the beautiful view of the Mad river and the ocean. The house was cozy, and fully stocked!! Nice and quite neighborhood.
Thanks so much. We are doing some renovations. Look for us February 2019
Stunning sunsets, fun days, restful nights!
Arrived later than we'd planned, just after sunset, but walked in to a still-colorful and dramatic sky out the big beautiful back windows that took our breath away! We could feel stress melting away as we settled into this lovely spot for a few days. Like so many others, we loved the view and enjoyed exploring Patrick's Point, area beaches, and the shops of Arcata's darling square. That said,
I wanted to share some aspects that really landed this home in the outstanding category for our family. Beds and linens VERY comfortable. Clean, clean, clean. Everything we could ever need kitchen-wise. Giant fluffy towels for the fantastic hot tub. Nicely appointed, warm, inviting - feels like a beloved family beach house, which it exactly what it is - where you come to relax and reconnect. Not too big, not too small - JUST RIGHT. Owner is friendly and responsive. Easy parking for our trailer during our stay. Dog friendly. Quiet neighborhood. Good wifi. Great for a family, but would work for couples or friends looking to get away. I'm already trying to figure out how to get back here by myself or with a friend for an art and writing retreat!
You captured in words wonderfully how we feel about the property and why we bought it. Thank you for staying at The Whales Tale Cabin. Regards, Richard
Neat, clean and comfortable. Incredible view and sunsets!
We were within a short drive from so many beautiful areas and beaches. We made day trips and enjoyed the comfort of the cabin in the evenings. We hope to return!
Clean, cozy and comfortable cabin
Beautiful views and not too much of a drive from the Redwoods! We had a great time. Thank you!
Delightful, pristine, well appointed, comfortable, in a stunning setting overlooking the river and the ocean. Quiet, hearing only the sea. Wildlife. Sitting in the hot tub overlooking this was sublime. Fireplace cosy. House well tended and clean. Owner is gracious and friendly. We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend.
We had such a relaxing time...the hot tub sealed the deal! Thanks for the comfortable environment and thoughtful details...see you again!
kayaking and canoeing on the Mad River--The famous Hammond Trail is just steps from The Cabin
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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