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Retreat in the Redwoods / near Ave of the Giants
Retreat in the Redwoods / near Ave of the Giants
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

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This is a beautiful quiet custom built home. It is perfect for a visit to Avenue of the Giants. It is great for children as it is a wee farm with sheep wandering just off the orchard area. You are minutes from the freeway but cannot hear a car but on rare occasion. It is also romantic with its lovely Yotul gas fireplace surrounded by large windows looking out onto nothing but the green natural world.

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Humboldt County is a diverse area offering many attractions. Most people arrive for the beauty of the natural setting however there is ample shopping in Victorian villages and many interesting museums and galleries. We are home to artists, actors and musicians in the area so concerts, galleries and theatre abound.

Your little vacation rental is a lower 2 bedroom unit in an owner built studio. It is nestled within the redwoods with a contemporary feel. There are lovely views looking southeast over the redwoods and towards Mount Pierce. It is situated within minutes from walks along the river, at the beach or Avenue of the Giants. Complete with small yet well furnished kitchen, this lovely apartment is perfect for entertaining friends. It has a shower/claw foot tub combo and tiles bathroom floor. Both bedrooms have new queen size beds. All linens are provided as is wi-fi. I am often here to assist you in any needs you may have... if I am not traveling myself. (-:

You will find yourself in some of the most pristine surroundings and are welcome to walk the five acres parcel .There is a sweet orchard for picnics and a nice outdoor barbecue area for sunny days and a carport for those grey days when you want to stay dry but enjoy a fire pit.

When the garden is ready I can offer you some organic salad makings and herbs to add to your home cooking on your four burner Wolf range.

Due to our four footed pets here and to assist those visitors with allergies we request no pets and no indoor smoking.

Good restaurants can be found in Ferndale, Fortuna, Eureka which are all 20 minutes away. Light fare such as cafês and sandwich shops are within 5 minutes drive i.e. the Scotia Inn has a full bar with light dining, Subway sandwich and Rio Dell Pizza Parlor are close as is the well know DJ's burger bar.

You will want to have a car for your convenience as we are situated 2 miles out of town up into the hills.

This cozy place was built by artist Jennifer Mackey and her husband for her cottage industry in apparel design years ago. It has a very artistic feel to it. Perfect place for a creative mind or outdoor enthusiast.

French, Basic Spanish and English spoken
There is a baby grand piano for one and all to play. This is a perfect location for a musician or anyone in the arts.

Guest access

You have a full acre wrapping your home which is situated on a larger 5 acre parcel that is secured by deer fencing. Sufficient parking for 2 passenger vehicles though not good for motor homes as the driveway is narrow.

There are several nearby gyms that have day passes available.

Interaction with guests

I am always available. If I am not in the neighborhood I can be reached by phone, text or email. I do try to give my visitors privacy as I know a vacation is usually for time away from the bustle of a work week.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

I request a cleaning deposit that is fully refundable if you leave the apartment clean. This would include stripping the beds and placing used linens in hamper. It would also include cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, leaving them as you found them. We recycle and compost all non-animal products so there are areas for these things. There are cleaning supplies and a vacuum for your use.
Beds do not need to be remade nor do you need to do any washing of linens. Just vacuum, sweep, clean and smile.
Another request is that the noise level be reduced outside by 10 pm out of respect of the neighbors. Thank you

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4 Reviews

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Chad User Profile
October 2017
I love this place! So quiet and secluded. A gracious host. Serene property. Wish I could have stayed longer. I will definitely visit again.

Sean User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely stunning property and such a beautiful area! This listing was exactly what was described and Jennifer such an amazing host and person all around! She was so friendly and welcoming as well as extremely helpful in any aspect we needed! We loved our stay so much and would highly recommend this listing to anyone looking to experience the Redwoods the best way possible! Thanks for everything Jennifer!

Liz User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful time at the artist retreat in the redwoods. The space was peaceful, very comfortable and clean, and the setting was beautiful - surrounded by redwoods, with a beautiful front yard filled with fruit and olive trees. Jennifer was very communicative before we arrived and she was gracious, generous, interesting and fun to talk with. Our kids loved her and we all want to return.

Richard User Profile
July 2016
This home in the woods is amazing. It's so peaceful & tranquil and is the perfect retreat! It's also a great location for visiting the redwoods! Jennifer was the perfect host and everything we needed was provided. The retreat house is very spacious, bright and warm and is located along a driveway from Jennifer's own home which is also unique and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring her garden and woods as well as sitting in the sun on a lounger. Jennifer is incredibly creative and this is expressed throughout her whole property with brightness and colour. Jennifer is very friendly, hospitable and charming. We had lovely conversations with her and she gave great advice on the area. We would have loved to have stayed longer to fully appreciate this place. Highly recommended. ps she has the cuddliest, friendliest dog called Apollo who is indeed a gentle giant in the dog world.

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Rio Dell, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Jennifer User Profile
Artist, property manager, fiddler, singer, hiker, skier, fun loving girl of 57. what else can i say? I love to travel and to enjoy other cultures. I respect other people's need for quiet and am also happy to have a good conversation over a cup of tea or glass of wine.
Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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